Thirteen-year-old James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labor for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for three years. From the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Flickr page. According to the page, all the prisoners photographed spent time in Newcastle Gaol between December 1871–December 1873. via vintage everyday
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